Red Cross clothing ‘drive’

The Australian Red Cross and Uber are partnering for a clothing drive today where in uber drivers would collect clothing donations for Red Cross Charity Shops following the gifting season.

The drive is taking place in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Geelong, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and the Sunshine Coast.

“The more donations we receive, the more we are able to support the work of Red Cross around Australia,” Red Cross Shops national marketing manager Kate Dear said.

Ms Dear asked people to be patient as an Uber driver-partner might not be available straight away because of the demand.

“Only donate quality clothing and gifts that are readily saleable,” she said.

“Donations must be taken to the vehicle as drivers cannot leave their vehicles unattended.

“Uber reached out to the Salvos with this idea and we are very grateful for it.”

To take part, the Uber website said to prepare donations, open the app between 11am and 4pm and slide across to the clothing drive option. An Uber driver-partner will then collect donations and take them to the nearest Red Cross shop free of charge.

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